Tri-ty Cafe 翠緹

Tri-ty Cafe (翠緹) has been opened for quite a while now at the Save On mall on Ackroyd Rd. It’s a Taiwanese cafe and tea house that occupies what used to be one of my go-to HK-style restaurants- Much and More (or was it More and More, I can never remember.) It’s pretty busy all around the clock, since they not only serve bubble tea and snacks, but also meals of noodles/rice/hotpot/sandwiches. I have always wanted to try this place. Finally came for dinner with my parents (who have already came here several times).

Anyway, Tri-tylooks pretty suave, and the whitish decor kind of reminds me of Pearl Castle. At most tables you get this little LCD screen that continuously flashes food porn a la Tri-ty, making you wish you had ordered that noodle dish instead of the one you did, then actually making you order more. This is a great tactic! 

Trity Cafe

For an appy we ordered the pork and daikon soup. Unfortunately this both looked and tasted gross – it was like pork and daikon floating in diluted pig fat, not soup. Maybe that’s why it never made it to the little screen.

Pork and Daikon Soup

 The Grilled mackerel and rice came with half a soy-marinated egg, and a bit of marinated veggies. The fish was pretty tasty.

Grilled mackerel and Rice

紅燒牛肉麵 Beef Noodle soup: I didn’t try this, but it wasn’t too bad, according to Mom.

Beef Noodle Soup

Seafood Hot Pot: This was served with a bowl of rice, and had imitation crab meat, fish balls, tofu-wrapped fish cake, tiny scallops, jumbo shrimp, kamaboko, and napa cabbage. Not lacking in variety or quantity there. I enjoyed this one.

Seafood Hot pot

Complimentary dessert: Creme caramel. Not great but not bad, surprisingly, it wasn’t overly sweet which is fine by me. Plus it’s free. Grad students like free food.

Creme caramel

The service was OK, but our server couldn’t speak English very well (I had her explain something on the menu to me, and she couldn’t do it in English. Finally Mom had to speak in her broken Mandarin. Heh.) I’d come back again, perhaps for lunch or snacks. The quality of the food is not bad (though pretty comparable to restaurants like this) – they do have some pretty interesting dishes, and it’s the kind of place where there is bound to be something for everyone. Not a bad place to just sit and enjoy a drink and chat with friends either.

Tri-ty Cafe 翠緹
130-8100 Ackroyd Rd, Richmond (in the Save On mall)

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4 Responses

  1. […] Nerd writes (click here for her review, with some more photos): At most tables you get this little LCD screen that continuously flashes […]

  2. Thanks for the review. Photos look yummy! A friend took me to Tri-ty today but we had already eaten so I just had an ice-cream and pudding slushie drink. I posted a picture of it on my food blog: http://www.dineouthere.com/restaurants/tri-ty-cafe-richmond

    nice site by the way.

    cheers,
    Geoff

  3. Hi Geoff! Thanks for the visit.
    I love your site, and the beautiful photography. I’m adding you to my blogroll! 🙂

  4. I have been to this place for several times also. It is quite a elegant restaurant. I love their beef noodle!!! It is the best in richmond!!! : )

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